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Wisdom teeth, or third molars, make their appearance during late adolescence or early adulthood. While these molars can be advantageous, their removal is often imperative due to various complications.

Necessity of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth extraction becomes essential under these circumstances:

  • Impaction: Wisdom teeth may cause pain and infection if they become impacted.

  • Crowding: Limited jaw space can lead to misalignment and crowding issues.

  • Infection: Partially erupted wisdom teeth are susceptible to infections, affecting adjacent gums and teeth.

Risks of Not Removing Wisdom Teeth

The Auckland Family Dental Wisdom Teeth Removal Experience

Choosing not to remove wisdom teeth poses potential risks, including:

  • Pain and Discomfort: Unattended wisdom teeth issues can lead to chronic pain and discomfort.

  • Infection Spread: Infections from impacted wisdom teeth can spread to surrounding teeth and gums.

  • Tooth Decay: Limited access for proper cleaning may result in tooth decay and cavities.

Initial Consultation

Commencing with a comprehensive examination, including X-rays, our skilled team assesses the position and condition of your wisdom teeth.

Anesthesia Options

At Auckland Family Dental, your comfort is paramount. We discuss anesthesia options, ensuring a pain-free and comfortable experience during the extraction.

Advanced Extraction Techniques

We employ state-of-the-art extraction techniques, tailoring our approach to your unique case. This includes:

  • Simple Extraction: For fully erupted wisdom teeth, a straightforward extraction process is employed.

  • Surgical Extraction: Impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth may require a surgical approach, involving a small incision to access and remove the tooth.

If you’d like more information about Wisdom Tooth Extraction, contact us today.



At Auckland Family Dental, our commitment to your comfort during the wisdom teeth removal process extends to the incorporation of advanced sedation techniques, ensuring a serene and stress-free experience. We proudly offer a comprehensive range of sedation options, with a focus on both inhalation (nitrous oxide) and intravenous (IV) methods, tailoring our approach to your unique needs and preferences.

Inhalation sedation, commonly referred to as nitrous oxide or "laughing gas," involves the gentle administration of this sedative through a mask placed over your nose. This method induces a swift and relaxing state, mitigating any anxiety and fostering a calm environment for the duration of the procedure.

For those seeking a more profound level of relaxation, our skilled professionals provide intravenous (IV) sedation. Administered through a vein, this approach allows for a deeper state of tranquility while maintaining a controlled level of awareness. Throughout the entire procedure, our attentive team closely monitors sedation levels to ensure your safety and well-being.

The combination of inhalation and intravenous sedation at Auckland Family Dental not only guarantees the efficiency and precision of the wisdom teeth removal process but also prioritizes your comfort and confidence. 


Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

With modern techniques and sedation options like inhalation (nitrous oxide) and intravenous (IV) sedation, the procedure is designed to be virtually pain-free. Our skilled team at Auckland Family Dental prioritizes your comfort throughout the process.

How do I know if my wisdom teeth are impacted?

Common signs of impacted wisdom teeth include pain, swelling, difficulty in opening the mouth, and inflamed gums. A thorough examination, including X-rays, during an initial consultation can confirm the presence of impacted wisdom teeth.

What is the recovery like after wisdom tooth removal?

Recovery varies, but typically, patients can resume normal activities after a few days. Pain management, oral hygiene practices, and attending follow-up appointments are crucial for a smooth recovery.

What sedation options are available for wisdom tooth removal?

At Auckland Family Dental, we offer both inhalation (nitrous oxide) and intravenous (IV) sedation. Inhalation sedation induces relaxation with a mask over the nose, while IV sedation provides a deeper level of tranquility through a vein.

How long does the wisdom teeth removal procedure take?

The duration depends on the complexity of the case. Simple extractions may take a shorter time, while surgical extractions for impacted teeth may require more time. Your dentist will provide a more accurate estimate during the initial consultation.

What are the risks of not removing wisdom teeth?

Not removing wisdom teeth can lead to pain, infection spread, and tooth decay. Chronic discomfort, infections, and difficulties in oral hygiene maintenance are potential consequences of leaving impacted wisdom teeth untreated.

Can I go back to work or school immediately after the procedure?

It's advisable to take a day or two off to rest and recover. While many people can resume normal activities shortly after the procedure, it's essential to follow post-operative care instructions for optimal recovery.

How can I prepare for wisdom tooth removal?

Preparing for wisdom tooth removal involves discussing medical history with your dentist, following pre-operative instructions, arranging transportation for the procedure day, and preparing a post-operative recovery space at home.

For more information about Wisdom Tooth Removal and to schedule a personalized consultation, contact us at Auckland Family Dental Parnell. Your journey to a confident and radiant smile begins with a simple conversation. Reach out to us today!

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